Interpretation

Interpretation is a journal covering essays on the Bible and theology. Since it was founded in 1947, it is produced quarterly. The journal is published by Union-PSCE.Subjects for Interpretation include religious publications. The editors are Samuel E. Balentine and James A. Brashler.

Articles from Vol. 64, No. 3, July

A Christian Ordo?
"Ordo," as it has come to be used, suggests the basic structure of Christian worship that centers on table, font, and pulpit, and the shape of Christian living that flows from these centers. It is a commitment to that which grounds and guides our lives...
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Between Text & Sermon: Hebrews 1:1-4
Long ago, God spoke to our ancestors in many and various ways by the prophets, but in these last days he has spoken to us by a Son, whom he appointed heir of all things, through whom he also created the worlds. He is the reflection of God's glory and...
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Between Text & Sermon: Isaiah 11:1-11
THIS PASSAGE FROM ISAIAH IS BRIMMING WITH IMAGERY that has shaped the imaginations of Jews and Christians for centuries. Although the eschatological visions of Jews and Christians are dramatically different, both of our communities continue to turn to...
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Guest Editorial
The contributions gathered in this issue of Interpretation were originally given as papers at an interfaith colloquy that the Institute of Reformed Theology (Richmond) conducted in conjunction with the Institute of Christian and Jewish Studies (Baltimore)....
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Judaism, Multiculturalism, and the Power of Politics: Reconsidering Judaism's Role in the Public Square
It is the central argument of this essay that the profile of persons as ordered and affirmed by the difference between the divine and the human presents a different conception of power than that presupposed by multiculturalism.HISTORICAL OVERVIEWHow...
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Principle, Story, and Myth in the Liturgical Search for Identity
As a self-conscious religious collective with minority status, Jews seeking recognition in the modern nation-state have had to fashion not just principles of belief, but also a narrative to articulate the historical essence of their existence. The most...
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Religious Identity in the Public Square1
This article grows out of and hopes to remain a part of a conversation in which Jews and Christians ponder over the manner in which they can contribute to the public good from the richness of their Scriptures and traditions. It suggests a thoughtful...
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